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golden rice. i cannot speak for my son and really the legal issues father thankful that my son is safe and free episodes father arrived. for the first time since the n.s.a. revelations. from washington's prosecution. just minutes. ever visit to russia find out what he said in just a few moments. received an award for integrity and intelligence from a group of fellow whistleblowers an activist spoke exclusively to them. the top stories the libyan prime minister appears on state television off for a brief kidnapping a government contract reportedly. cooperation with the u.s.
. would. never grow. old or not american intellectual noam chomsky talks to us about the nuclear the middle east syria's chemical weapons and us. if you just joined us just past seven pm this is our first that the father of the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden is here in moscow hoping to see his son later today who remains in an undisclosed secure location under the protection of russia's temporary asylum. met long snowden. the former cia contractor spent five weeks in diplomatic limbo. two waiting for him right at the entrance to the v.a.b.
a launch off the airport where we're standing now this is his first time in russia of course i had to ask him what's the plan for the first state office visit i'm mr coote arenas guest and i'm very thankful for his hospitality and. i'm going to follow mr q. trainers advice and that will determine where my day and if the opportunity presented itself i certainly hope that i'll have an opportunity to see my son clearly mr snowden is leaving. this. who's been representing and counseling his son edward here in russia the only thing we know about edward snowden is location is that he's somewhere in a safe area in a safe place in russia son and father did. come to moscow in august there's a lot of speculation over why that didn't happen including for security reasons the
son edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor arrives to the transit zone airport in june he's wanted in the u.s. after a leaking thousands of documents providing details tell us the services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world he was granted temporary asylum by a russian officials but now as we've also heard from his father even his family is not sure whether or not he'll ever be able to come back to the u.s. . has been assisting edward snowden on legal matters has revealed that father and son will reunite today although the exact timing location on thing disclosed for security reasons can keep abreast of all the latest on this developing story any time course on a website called. edward snowden became washington's most wanted man now for exposing the extent of america's global surveyor. program with revelation sending shock waves around the
world it sets him to on the run from u.s. prosecution but also what a recognition and praise indeed he's been given the sam adams prize now for integrity and intelligence it was awarded to him by a group of whistleblowers and activists themselves all of which unveiled hidden secrets themselves in the past they join me here in the studio but told me how snowden's adjusting to his new life doing remarkably well under the circumstances in which he came here we're obviously going to find out personally how is he you know what are you looking at these days. i thought he looked great he seemed very centered and and. brilliant smart funny very engaged. i thought he looked very well considering the amount of pressure. do you think that's taking any toll at all or any psychological toll i think it would in ordinary circumstances but this is an extraordinary person he's made his peace with what he did he's convinced that he put he did was right he has no regrets and he's
willing to face whatever the future holds for him is that the person you saw in front of you kohli yes actually we discuss this intel integrity and intelligence issue quite extensively and we talked about prior examples of great people in history that had themselves been under this type of pressure and he's remarkably centered just that you yourself were whistleblowers so you war would have you ever had regrets put to you first of all have you ever regretted what you did no never never and i did in fact have cited to dedicate my career at the government accountability project to representing whistleblowers and helping whistleblowers i never thought they would end up being criminally prosecuted much less for espionage but i believe in what i did i would do it over again and that was actually the exact answer that edward gave us yesterday and it's not the same for the rest of you three guys as well are you do you feel it's a way or if you have a quietly in some quiet moments that he any second thoughts could use all of you is
again just remind our viewers about what you'll story was well i disclosed high crimes and misdemeanors by the us government at the national security agency that involved both secret surveillance and massive fraud waste and abuse and no regrets at all in blowing the whistle recognizing that i paid a very high price fortunately. it's not just yourself of course it's your family and friends that are on the president yes and that's that's part of the price that you pay i found that continuing pattern the more secret the you. yes became and the more we grew into a surveillance state the more people who were willing to just do their job and tell the truth and obey ethics rules were getting in trouble so while i suffered i was under criminal investigation and put on the no fly list things like that i thought were very draconian i could never have imagined in a million years that president obama would begin indicting and prosecuting people
like thomas drake and edward snowden and bradley manning and john kiriakou and a number of other people under the espionage act which is the most serious charge you could level against an american what was the reaction from snowden last night when you told him that he'd won this festival with what he already knew because we awarded to two months ago the problem was getting it to him and it is our tradition starting with colin that we physically present this it's sort of like an emmy or not what it is is a candlestick holder for someone who has shone bright light into the dark corners so he knew what he was he didn't know about the candlestick holder he knew that he had cheated the award and he knew we were coming you know and the reception we got was just so hard warming it was a person who now realizes that he has very senior people alumni you know and some of his size senior people who speak for a lot of people still within these organizations that admired greatly snowed. and
hopefully will summon the courage to follow his example so was what was thoughts about the future did he speak to you or anyone else around the table here about what you think is going to happen anytime soon well i think it's most what he has done is starting the conversation the discussion not just the united states but around the world in terms of the direct threat to the sovereignty of individual citizens people need to realise that there's a greater issue of human rights that is brought up by. asylum and the fact that a number of people involved in his case like sarah harrison glenn greenwald laura portress people are having trouble even moving around and getting where they're going i can speak personally and say we weren't worried about coming into your country we are worried about getting back into our own country and and that should not be there already the already united states of the ban on the rule of law that's one change itself from its very own constitution the mechanism by which we govern
ourselves so when you win us in as a rule of law and use a secret law seeker interpretations of law we're a whole new ball game it's pandora's box and you catch the full version of the discussion of the website as well from see some more of it to go home. to be as private as dissipated public brief kidnapping earlier today by a government contract to tripoli. describe the kidnap as part of the political games in the country but gave no details of the operation or is abduction true has been assessing the many conflicting reports surrounding the seizure. it is just been released up he was taken this morning from the corinthia hotel in tripoli by armed gunmen there are conflicting reports rebels have come forward and claim that they were behind the attack which was a retaliation they said first supposed to be an involvement in a u.s. special forces raid which took libyan al qaeda suspect. libby was implemented in bombing u.s. embassies back in one thousand nine hundred ninety however there are also reports
that he may have been taken because he was actually going to be arrested it's by government faction within the ministry of interior so it's not clear exactly right he was taken of what happened to him for those few hours he was in detention and we do know however that he is alive and well but it really is just another example of how two years on from the ouster of gadhafi the country is really struggling to deal with these rebel groups. militant groups that control parts of the country the promises of drug should care is no surprise to me at least compared to neil clark who explained to us that libya has been torn apart by rival militias since the revolution two years ago the only thing that kept these militias together of course in twenty seven was opposition to the rule of colonel gadhafi they were very disparate group they came together to topple president talk topple colonel gadhafi with western help of course but since then of course they've been fighting over the spoils of victory things are worse now in october twenty third they were last year or two years ago much worse because the crime rate is rising five hundred percent
increase in the murder rate you've got lawlessness over whole parts of the country production a siege in large amounts and we've got a real economic crisis in libya the fact is libya is going backwards it's not going forwards and i think that the responsibility for this chaos really must lie with the western powers who topple gadhafi without having really a firm plan is what was going to happen afterwards. the drawn out budget crisis in washington is beginning to affect america's foreign policy secretary john kerry's war that the u.s. will be able to sustain its goals abroad if the deadlock continues his this is now i talked to one of america's most prominent political commentators intellectuals noam chomsky to explain where he thinks his country's going wrong. on the faculty at mit and i'm. getting more and more heavily involved in every war activities for the last few years i think are writer linguists cognitive scientists and non-conformist for decades. like the recent very very serious defects
in their. church. chomsky's work goes well beyond the walls of the massachusetts institute of technology the author of over one hundred books has long been debating the other side of us foreign policy and it is going to set policies and special interests in certain places aside most will never hear the press responded. straightforward with our let's just say get over it because. we want to we have sure she would rule the world but for the present chomsky invited our two to sit down with him in boston to discuss some of today's pressing global issues he began with iran and hopes of a new u.s. policy term ski is pessimistic. last december there was supposed to be an international conference in finland to carry forward longstanding
efforts to establish. a zone free of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction in the middle east didn't happen first thing that happened is israel announced they wouldn't participate. and then everyone was waiting to see what was interesting was waiting to see what iran would say your em said they would participate with no conditions immediately obama called off the conference. giving the reasons which are the official israeli reasons can't have a conference until there's regional peace settlement of course in the background there can't be a regional peace settlement until the u.s. and israel stop blocking the international consensus and israel palestine agreement as they are doing and have been for thirty years so no meeting people in the united states have done very almost nothing about it for a very simple reason not
a word about this is appeared in the american press. you can read about it in arms control journals or international affairs journals or in articles that i write things on the fringe with the presses so i know about it so no pressure on syria chomsky says getting rid of chemical weapons is a good first step but not enough great opportunities are being missed. syrian chemical weapons are not there just for fun they were there was a town or two it was really a group where users are going to. move. so it was a broader issue goes back to the question of the weapons of mass destruction freezone in the middle east which the u.s. has been blocking the same reason so this is a partial. it's good in itself but very partial on the broader opportunities
or not we who flew we also talked about one of the most pursued men in the world chomsky doesn't buy edward snowden is a threat to u.s. national security the security is almost always relevant but its security of the government from its own population that's the security concern the genuine security like security of the population. and very low. and drones according to tomsky are a direct threat to america. it was the horror of the biggest horrors in the world and never growth which was furthermore it's a terrorist generated. from the highest levels of the most respected sources it's. the grown ups create the central. thank you very much for
your time for inviting us to your office here and my team that with noam chomsky and now way for our team. and to get more unique perspective on how the u.s. will bridge domestically and abroad that you can watch the full interview watch more of those who don't. thanks be with us this evening here also we've got more analysis on the kidnapping of the libyan pm just ahead feel pretty. well if you're going to watch it. all the face time just like you do.
pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. right to see you. sir straight shooters and i would think that you're. on a reporter's twitter. instagram. or below. hello again we turn now to the libyan prime minister's dramatic days appeared in public now following his brief kidnapping a labor government contract to government in tripoli is get some further analysis from. jerusalem post middle east correspondent ariel hi there thanks for being with
us what a day it's pain for him and he described what what happened is all part of the political games what kind of game is that. hi how are you. basically what we're witnessing here in libya right now is we're witnessing. a mark of chaos in the country the government is basically a government in name only. the government is not controlling even its own headquarters building where its prime ministers is currently residing. i mean without shots military men walked into his hotel in central tripoli which is supposed to be one of the high guarded buildings in the country and they walled stoute with the prime minister. the country is divided. amongst clans.
religious six islamic radicals the country is basically dividing itself in the civil war scenario and what could be done to control the situation the do you think. basically i think that the u.s. and the european countries that initiated the tac did not foresee the difficulties . of the aftermath of the attack and what they did not adequately adequately plan for what was coming afterwards at this point i think the key the key factor is to boost the security and military capabilities of the libyan government so that the first of all the country can control its borders and internal security the responsibility of any state its first responsibility is to
control the use of power within its territorial borders there's been reaction from britain britain for a minister hague said quote we'll work with the libyan government only sure the transition remains old track and insecurities are address kind of an understatement there judging by what's going on today but is the libyan government capable of getting through this evil with help from abroad at the moment. i think you raise a good point i think that the libyan government is incapable of even with some help from abroad it would need massive help from abroad and probably some type of for an international contagion of forces to help them control their borders and their capital at this point. you have militias independent alicia's fighting each other there's a scramble for arms arms is being smuggled through the country outside of the country libya is a failed state and it's surrounded by failed states and you have our.
next story you have a terrorist battle going on in in the sinai desert in egypt and arms from libya are heading that way. so basically at this point things look quite different thanks for being on the program appreciate your thoughts solomon jerusalem middle east jerusalem post middle east correspondent thank you and the red cross says europe's heading into a long period of mass unemployment inequality and social despair the organization believes a sturdy policies are to blame the dubbing to study full cost bleak terms ahead for about one hundred twenty million europeans living in or at risk of poverty the report says those out of work for more than a year now stands at eleven million almost double what it was the beginning of the international financial crisis add to that to rising xenophobia because of illegal immigrants social unrest political instability estimated to be three times higher
than other parts of the world all these factors combined to create a europe whose future is more shaky than it anytime they say after world war two and he's going to farm it next looks at the blocks hardest hit state greece. there was a time when the bay of the renaud just north of athens could only support a small fishing community but the arrival of the lark a smelting plant on its banks changed all that i employing a thousand strong workforce for decades however its days could now be numbered the government is considering closing it as part of radical cutbacks and workers turn up fearing what lies ahead as a government is boring now by this time any worker imagine his future without work i live here i was raised here my grandfather worked here so how can i imagine my future without this plant. largo's commercial manager gave me tall amid the
grime and flames he pointed out the plant is among the biggest and most modern in europe a recent slump in profits he says is a result of the short term plunge in the price of nickel and the government's doubling of the price of electricity closure in his eyes is not an option he wants privatization it is money making machine that when you. get money will go no government is good. business for. sure but. we want to be right. but we want it to be forever those the good way as it is. the greek government has tough choices to make to meet i.m.f. bailout conditions it has to x. four thousand public sector jobs the salaries of twenty five thousand more by the
end of the year in the meantime workers at largo have rallied and handed their own plan to the i.m.f. who they believe is wrong to question the plant's viability. or the we can prove the i.m.f. is wrong this factory is profitable and has a future and we have made a plan to counter the lies and tell the truth here the future of this plant will also determine the fate of the surrounding economy and that's because around twenty thousand people are employed in industries that either supply or service it including this port disappears those jobs. across the board the people of learning now quietly gather that their business model only has large created jobs spawned a community generations have lived and worked here the burning question is for how much longer andrey farmer r.t. . will like to know when sports fans will finally go back on a lot of book
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thousand volunteers as well as up to seventy five thousand visitors a day so if you're lucky enough to book your tickets on this website or from your home website who knows perhaps we'll see you at the games but if you bosco i'm lucy confidence for our team. co. you know it's getting old trying to beat the war drums to invade iran i think the let's invade iran talk has been going on since i was in college to keep the saber rattling rolling israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared in front of the un that iran is building nuclear weapons that could hit new york in three to four years no he said new york obviously he is trying to spook a certain country with nuclear destruction the delegates from namibia were probably unmoved sadly this time netanyahu failed to bring a funny cartoon bomb picture with him like in his two thousand and twelve un speech
in which he also warned the world about the threat of a nuclear iran you know i might be more optimistic about israel accusing other countries of being nuclear threats if they had a better track record themselves although israel is a bit candid with their arsenal according to a b.b.c. article the federation of american scientists believes that israel's arsenal has grown to about two hundred nukes based on their surveillance of ever expanding facilities inside the country also let's not forget that israel has plenty of ways to deliver those two hundred nuclear bombs if the need be so my question is why should we automatically trust israel with a lot of nuclear weapons but not iran is it because they're bureaucrats where european suits and shave i don't know it just seems to me that disarmed countries are better advocates for nuclear disarmament but that's just my opinion. so we. can see.
that no one is with the guess that. this is from. the the. it's grown on guys i mean martin's this is breaking the sat remember member that i traveled to haiti last year to cover the cholera outbreak that killed eight thousand patients and made sixty and six hundred fifty thousand people very sick now all the evidence has shown that the outbreak was clearly introduced to the country by un troops from the hall and naturally victims of this deadly disease are demanding compensation from the u.n. today an advocacy group filed a lawsuit against international body and are seeking billions of dollars in damages for the country but the u.n. has maintained.